- The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has concluded plans to shut some markets in Lagos state
- LAWMA says it will take this action because of the general poor waste management situation at the markets
- According to the government agency, several warnings have been issued to the management of the markets with no positive change
In a move that will cause massive disruption to many peoples lives, the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is set to embark on sanitation actions in some markets in the state.
Specifically, LAWMA says both Ladipo and Oyingbo markets would be shut down till further notice from Thursday, September 22, PM News reports.
The Lagos state agency says this is as a result of reckless waste dumping, refusal to pay for waste services, and general poor waste management situation at the markets.
This was disclosed by LAWMA’s managing director/CEO, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni who said:
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“Our attention has been drawn to the deplorable state of the environment around Ladipo Market, Mushin and Oyingbo Market, resulting from reckless waste dumping by traders.
“Despite serving them abatement notices, they have continued the mindless environmental violation. We are left with no other choice than to evoke the necessary sanction of shutting down the markets. This is also meant to serve as a deterrent to other nonchalant markets.”
Odumboni noted further that:
“We have intensified our sanitation efforts by deploying trucks to clear black spots across the metropolis, especially business facilities.
“However, these efforts are being tainted by the activities of mischievous persons who would rather dump their waste indiscriminately on the roads, than pay for waste services.”
He urged traders in other markets to adhere strictly to environmental hygiene or risk indefinite closure of their markets.
"She must be arrested": Viral video exposes how lady uses fake baby to beg, make money in Lagos
Meanwhile, Nigerians were shocked by a video of a young lady using a fake baby to beg and make money in Lagos state.
In the video, the lady was clutching the wrapped item and was cuddling it just like a mother cuddles a baby. But the person she was begging for money is also a real Lagosian who cannot just be fooled by a fake hustler.
He insisted that he must see the face of the baby before he will give anything to the beggar.
Many were shocked that when she exposed the wrapper, there was no baby.
Tinubu or not: The real owner of TVC named as Keyamo spills
The minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, has revealed the real owner of Television Continental (TVC).
In a Twitter Space organised by Bola Ahmed Tinubu campaign organisation on Sunday, September 11, Keyamo who doubles as the spokesman for the body said the former Lagos governor owns the media outfit.
As revealed by Keyamo, Tinubu started the media company ever before Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), got the license to open a private station in Adamawa.